• webinarMar 4, 2013

    Better Navigate the Murky Waters of Medicare

    Between PQRS, Functional Limitation Reporting, and the updated Therapy Cap, there’s a lot going on with Medicare in 2013. Not to fret, though, WebPT’s got your back—and your life preserver. In this month’s webinar, hosts Heidi Jannenga and Mike Manheimer will provide you with everything you need to know to successfully navigate the murky waters of Medicare, including a special section on three functional limitation reporting pitfalls to avoid.

  • articleFeb 12, 2013 | 3 min. read

    PQRS in a Nutshell

    What is PQRS?  Created by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) mandates that physical therapists, occupational therapists, and qualified speech-language therapists meet the standards for satisfactory reporting. If you are not PQRS compliant in 2013, CMS will assess penalties of 1.5% of your Medicare payments as fines in 2015. However, if you are compliant, you will earn a 0.5% incentive payment on your total allowed charges during the reporting period. Why …

  • webinarNov 30, 2012

    Taking the Pain Out of PQRS - 2013

    PQRS is a royal pain in the you-know-what, but because its ultimate goal is to improve evidence-based practice, we’re all for making the best of it. So how do you make peace with PQRS? Nail down the basics in this month’s webinar hosted by WebPT Co-founder Heidi Jannenga and Marketing Manager Mike Manheimer.

  • articleNov 20, 2012 | 3 min. read

    PQRS 2013: Outcome Measures

    Today's blog post comes from Senior Copywriters Erica Cohen and Char Bohnett. ‘Tis the season for PQRS. Why the hullabaloo? Because beginning in 2013, not complying with PQRS requirements will result in penalties, which CMS will assess as fines (starting at 1.5% of your fee schedule) in 2015. However, if you are compliant, you will earn a 0.5% incentive payment on your total allowed charges during the reporting period. With the impendency and necessity of PQRS reporting, …

  • articleNov 13, 2012 | 3 min. read

    What’s the Difference Between Registry-Based and Claims-Based Reporting Methods for PQRS?

    Today’s blog comes from WebPT Copywriters Char Bohnett and Erica Cohen. If you pay attention to our blog posts this month, you may notice a theme. That’s because we always have themes, but this particular month is über important. For us here at WebPT, November is synonymous with PQRS prep. So we thought we’d share our vast PQRS knowledge with you, giving you all the info you need to prepare yourself for 2013. Today, we’ll cover the …

  • articleNov 12, 2012 | 2 min. read

    What is PQRS and Why is it Important?

    In an effort to improve quality of reporting in the healthcare industry, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) , which mandates that physical therapists, occupational therapists, and qualified speech-language therapists meet the criteria for satisfactory reporting. Beginning in 2013, not complying with PQRS requirements will result in penalties, which CMS will assess as fines (starting at 1.5% of your fee schedule) in 2015 . However, if you are …

  • articleAug 28, 2012 | 1 min. read

    Keep Your Clinic Compliant Webinar Recap

    Today's post comes from copywriters Erica Cohen and Charlotte Bohnett. Last week WebPT hosted its most heavily attended webinar ever. Why so popular? Perhaps it was the brow-furrowing topic of compliance, or maybe it was our special guest—physical therapist and compliance expert Rick Gawenda of Gawenda Seminars . Together, Rick, moderator Mike Manheimer, and WebPT co-founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, set out to tackle compliance, making it entertaining, informative, and most importantly, understandable. Here’s a brief snapshot of …

  • articleAug 14, 2012 | 4 min. read

    PQRS Simplified

    This blog post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen.  PQRS is a royal pain in the you-know-what. We know. We don’t like it anymore than you do. But because CMS has now made it mandatory, we’re all for making the best of it. So how do you make peace with PQRS? Nail down the basics. What is PQRS? In an effort to improve quality of reporting in the healthcare industry, the Center for Medicare …

  • articleNov 29, 2011 | 3 min. read

    PQRS: The Case for Registry over Claims Based Reporting

    Here at WebPT HQ, we are gearing up for PQRS 2012. One of the pieces of PQRS that is most commonly misunderstood is the difference between claims and registry based services. Let's take a minute and clear this up. Claims and registry-based reporting both result in the same outcome for your clinic-- successful participation in PQRS. WebPT offers both options with claims-based being priced $99 per calendar year and registry-based at $299 for the calendar year. Many …

  • webinarNov 14, 2011

    Getting Your Clinic Set Up with PQRS for 2012

    WebPT is 1 of 2 Certified PQRS  registries in the PT space. Like most governmental systems, the PQRS progam is ever changing. Earlier this month some of the standards withing the PQRS program were changed/updated . This webinar is a great place for clinic owners to walk throught the steps necessary to get you clinic set up for 2012. This webinar was hosted by WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga PT, MPT, ATC/L and Marketing Manager Michael Manheimer.

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